Don’t skip the reflection!

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey (Source) Introduction: As the title of this post suggests, most teachers usually skip the reflection part at the end of a unit. At least, to be honest, I usually skipped the reflection part at the end of a unit. It wasn’t…

On Modeling and Mentor Texts

“ We must acknowledge . . . that the most important, indeed the only, thing we have to offer our students is ourselves. Everything else they can read in a book.” – D C Tosteson (Teachers as Role Models) Introduction: In the article, Modeling: Essential for Learning (Edutopia), author Karen Lea says that the following…

In search of the ever elusive Guru…

He alone teaches who has something to give, for teaching is not talking, teaching is not imparting doctrines, it is communicating – Swami Vivekananda Thinking about the Perfect Teacher: When I was in college and studying comparative religions, I read a book by Patrul Rinpoche on Tibetan Buddhism. It was called Words of My Perfect…